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5 Tips to Getting the Best Cleanser for Your Skin

With much focus placed on self-care and staying home, it was pretty obvious that more and more people would also pay attention to their skincare routine. And that’s what’s happening, amid the lack of need for appearances. We still need to protect our skin, nourish it, and make sure it stays hydrated. Aside from that, we make sure to always use a facial cleanser before and after a busy day.

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1. Chat With a Skin Expert

We ideally choose products based on our preference but that’s not always a good thing when it comes to skincare. Don’t fool around with your skin’s real needs by getting a professional skin consultation. Whether it’s for facial cleansers, a specific skin product or a concern, you won’t go wrong with an expert’s advice.

2. Try a Personalised Prescription

So it’s either your skincare routine will be tailored to your preference or come from a prescription which means you’ll swap a face oil with a scrub sometimes.  If your goal is getting rid of dirt, oil, and makeup, you’ll be on the right track. But it would be even better if you do it while making sure you’re not compromising the skin’s outer layer and your natural balance.

3. Pair it Up With a Great Routine

You’ve got to think of your facial cleanser as skincare’s equivalent to your makeup foundation. You cleanse to freshen up, remove makeup, dirt, oil, and other impurities. Also, think about it as prepping your face for the day and for a goodnight’s sleep without messing up your skin’s natural balance.

4. Don’t Get Distracted With the Choices

When you go to drugstores or shop for the best skin care products online, you’ll be overwhelmed by the choices you have. There are facial cleansers of every kind such as cream, foam, gel, oil, balm, micellar water, clay and more. Knowing the difference between each one helps you narrow down your options and pick the best facial cleanser.

5.  Stick with One Cleanser

When one brand promises to do it all and have it all, it’s tempting to join in the hype. But using different cleansers in a week or in your routine is never a good idea. Different ingredients among different products can cause irritation, especially to sensitive skin. Stay with one cleanser that you can trust. Germaine De Capuccini’s exfoliating cleansing foam may just be what you need. If you have oily or combination skin and want to reduce the early signs of ageing, this will be perfect for you.

Know Your Skin

As tempting it is to try the latest cleanser flying off the shelves, you need to save the effort and invest in a product for your specific skin type. Otherwise, you’ll risk complexion issues and trigger skin irritation. 

Not sure? Take this virtual skin analysis to get a personalised prescription. The following skin types may also be able to help you shed light on what your skin really needs:

Oily Skin

More often than not, our genes and hormones are responsible for our oily skin. However, if we don’t have the right routine and use the wrong products, it can cause acne and breakouts. For this reason, you need to start using foaming cleansers or a counterpart for oily skin. Foaming cleansers won’t clog pores and are oil-free, which would work perfectly for deep cleansing. They tend to have ingredients that can cause irritation so you might want to look for a milder alternative.

Dry Skin

Dry skin problems? Whether it’s the climate or your skin’s natural composition, the dilemma of dry skin and how to treat it starts with choosing a good cleanser. Go for cleansers that are gentle and with minimal or no irritants. There are soap-free cleansers and cleansers with milky ingredients.

Try this anti-ageing cleansing milk formulated to remove impurities, prevent the effects of pollution on the skin, which is rich in oxygen and milk proteins. It’s also the perfect cleanser for premature ageing and skin showing fatigue.

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Combination Skin

This skin type is like a double-edged sword because you’d want something that takes the dirt and oil off. At the same time, you wouldn’t want it to affect and irritate other areas. Some of us have oily skin in our teens then it turns toward combination into our thirties. In this case, your regular oily skin cleanser may not work anymore and you’ll have to replace it with something that would work for combination skin.

Sensitive Skin

So you’ve been reading great reviews about the latest cleanser for oily skin and you want to try it. No matter how warranted the reviews are, it won’t be surprising that the same cleanser won’t work on your sensitive skin. You need products that are mild and free of irritants or those that are gentle or calming. Don’t forget to also check for cleansers that won’t mess with your skin’s natural balance.

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